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NCJ Number: 169074 Find in a Library
Title: Intensive Outpatient Treatment for the Addictions
Editor(s): E Gottheil; B Stimmel
Date Published: 1997
Page Count: 123
Sponsoring Agency: Haworth Press, Inc
Binghamton, NY 13904
Publication Number: ISBN 0-7890-0313-9
Sale Source: Haworth Press, Inc
10 Alice Street
Binghamton, NY 13904
United States of America
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The effectiveness of intensive outpatient treatment (IOT) programs for drug abusers is examined in this volume, with emphasis on the evolution of IOT as a legitimate treatment modality.
Abstract: Papers included in the volume consider important ingredients in the effective delivery of IOT, the importance of reducing early treatment dropouts, and the structure and functioning of IOT programs for cocaine-dependent clients. Papers also compare IOT with more standard individual counseling and intake characteristics, treatment services, and patient outcomes in IOT programs with patients in traditional outpatient programs. Characteristics and outcomes of treatment dropouts are discussed, and a residential IOT program based on the Addiction Severity Index and stages of change is evaluated. Factors contributing to the success of IOT programs are identified, including appropriate patient treatment, flexibility in service delivery, supervised urine testing, frequent treatment sessions, psychoeducation, motivation, patient involvement, continuity of care, and clinical staff selection. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Drug treatment programs
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Drug abuse; Drug abuse education; Drug dependence; Program evaluation; Services effectiveness; Treatment techniques; Urinalysis
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